The National Student TV Award's Best Open Winner 2013!

I'm happy to announce that the short magic video I filmed with Leeds Student TV society has won a national television award!

The film crew backstage for the final trick...

The film crew backstage for the final trick...

The show was filmed on the streets of Leeds which really felt like going back to my roots. I started out as a street magician, inspired by masters like Paul Zenon and David Blaine. Now, ten years later, Dynamo has taken over where they left off and street magic has become popular again. 

I wanted the show to have a similar contemporary and urban appeal but I also wanted to make sure I had a stand-out, signature stunt to end the show on. I wanted something dangerous that people would remember forever...

 

The final film is a ten minute magic special, packed with tricks and shocked faces. That final trick still scares me and watching the footage reminds me of all the tension in that room. You really could have heard a pin drop...

It’s just not possible!

The film was shortlisted for a National Student Television Award. This is like the BAFTA's of student made TV and is a very prestigious event attended by many from the BBC, ITV and other TV and production companies. Although this film was up against competition from all over the country it was picked by the judges as the most outstanding film they saw that year. The video was commended for it's incredible production values and classy appeal. The head judge said the whole piece is "inches away from something you would expect to see on national TV".

To see more of Chris performing, check out the videos page here 

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